American Cider Enjoys a Renaissance in the Kitchen

Adrienne So

Anyone looking for an of-the-moment drink couldn’t do better than order a flute of craft cider. Drier and much more sophisticated than the sweet, fizzy stuff that bears the same name, craft cider has piggybacked on the burgeoning popularity of both craft beer and locally grown produce. But cider, a deceptively simple beverage with a complicated history, deserves attention entirely on its own merits.

“Cider is one of my very favorite beverages,” says ...